Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the US, affecting at least 10.5% of the population.  Diabetic patients require a highly individualized care management plan from Certified Diabetes Clinical Consultants to prevent related conditions from developing, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, and blindness. Certified Diabetes Clinical Consultants or our remote patient monitoring can be the assistance diabetic patients need.

So how can whole person solutions and remote monitoring help patients improve their condition?  Remote physiologic monitoring and digital health tools are effective in improving long-term health outcomes while reducing overall costs of care.  As telehealth can boost patient self-management skills and promote positive behavioral changes, diabetics can better adhere to their treatment plans — even if they aren’t dropping by for in-person check-ups regularly.

Developing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition where your body is unable to regulate and use glucose — a sugar — efficiently as fuel for the cells. Glucose comes from the food we consume and our liver’s excess glucose is stored in the body and released depending on the need. For healthy people, glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream and enters the cells with assistance from the insulin hormone.  However, this process doesn’t work well with diabetic patients.

Instead of entering the cells, the sugar continues to build up in the bloodstream. As glucose levels in the blood increases, insulin-producing cells in the pancreas become impaired and are eventually unable to produce enough insulin to meet your body’s demands — causing Type 2 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than what is normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. If untreated, these conditions may eventually lead to more severe health problems like stroke, heart attack or heart disease.

No one really knows why diabetes occurs, although some studies have found that being overweight and inactive may increase the likelihood of developing the condition so it is advisable to have a regular checkup with diabetes and endocrinology consultants. Losing weight, eating well, and exercising regularly can help manage it and prevent the onset of pre-diabetes. However, if your body remains unable to manage blood sugar our diabetes and endocrinology consultants eventually prescribe medications or insulin therapy.

Prevention and Treatment with Texas TeleHealth

Remote patient monitoring and telehealth can provide diabetic and pre-diabetes patients round-the-clock access to doctors and other healthcare professionals.  Texas TeleHealth is proud to introduce our cost-effective, high quality whole person solutions and remote monitoring services for treating diabetic patients.

Through our RPM system, high-tech devices can collect and measure information on weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood oxygen saturation throughout the day.  This data is then shared with medical providers so they can easily keep a close eye on patient progress. Remote monitoring can even alert providers in real-time if a patient’s glucose levels are out of ideal range for early and effective intervention.

At Texas TeleHealth, we go above and beyond to help our patients manage their symptoms and achieve their health goals.  With care from our excellent medical professionals, you’re sure to be in good hands.

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